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Why are the only miracles considered for catholic sainthood always unexplained healings?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Apr 20. 2 Replies

It's interesting that the only miracles offered by the Vatican for consideration of sainthood are medical in nature. Are there not other areas of human experience that warrant inclusion as a full…Continue

Tags: vatican, catholic, sainthood, miracles

FCC votes 3-2 on "net neutrality" proposal.

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Is the recent FCC decision to support the "net neutrality" proposal going to be a win-win situation for online internet small businesses and everyday users such as yourself? Or will we likely see…Continue

Is having a purpose in life of paramount importance?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Jan 7. 94 Replies

Theists will say that a life without divine purpose is futile and worthless. They make the claim that there is little to live for if we are not following the spiritual purpose their god arranged for…Continue

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Mass extinction and loss of biodiversity.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ed Nov 30, 2014. 15 Replies

I saw some startling statistics regarding the downward spiral of our planet's biodiversity. In the past century, and particularly in the past 50 years, there has been a tremendous increase in the…Continue

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Ed replied to Unseen's discussion 'What is consciousness and why should we care? TED Talk by John Searle'
"The storage of information in the human brain is still not fully understood. Neurologically I don't think it is similar in concept to the ones and zeros of computer data. Computers use hard cold data while the content of a human's mind is…"
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"Davis' role in this thread illustrates how easy it is to mouth the words of a committed Xtian. It should make one wonder how many Xtians you encounter who are speaking without conviction."
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Ed replied to Ed's discussion 'Why are the only miracles considered for catholic sainthood always unexplained healings?'
"Evidently even miracles have there limitations......"
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Erock68la replied to Ed's discussion 'Why are the only miracles considered for catholic sainthood always unexplained healings?'
"Just once I'd like to see as one of those medical "miracles" something like a woman grows a new kidney or a man's severed artery mysteriously closes up."
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Why are the only miracles considered for catholic sainthood always unexplained healings?

It's interesting that the only miracles offered by the Vatican for consideration of sainthood are medical in nature. Are there not other areas of human experience that warrant inclusion as a full blown miracle? With our increasing scientific understanding of physical phenomena, including the medical field, is it not becoming more difficult for the Vatican to offer instances of legitimate miracle happenings? With over a billion followers worldwide one would think that such miracles were more…See More
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"Who buys all the junk jewellery on Home Shopping Network? There will always be a segment of our society who is gullible and naive and 'ripe for the taking.'"
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"The role of the daughter is an interesting aspect of this litigation. Without her input one wonders if this would of became an issue in the 1st place."
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"Was there consent, implied or otherwise? That will never be known. To find an individual guilty of raping his spouse when there remains doubt as to whether both were in agreement would be a travesty of justice. At what point does the caretaker…"
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"Seriously? That's ridiculous!"
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"That people believe it is okay to discriminate others simply for being gay in this day and age is truly shameful. Notice how anti-gay bigots use the exact same reasoning to justify their actions as those who discriminated against Jews and blacks?…"
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Florida governor slaps state worker with disciplinary action for using "climate change" verbiage.

Posted on April 13, 2015 at 10:21am 4 Comments

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/03/gov-ricks-scott-anti-science-purge-begins-state-employee-banned-for-uttering-climate-change/

Florida governor Rick Scott is proceeding with his threats to reprimand state employees who use terminology such as "climate change" and "global warming." They even go so far as to say mental health screening may be…

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Indiana Legislature Passes Discriminatory Anti-Gay Bill

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 9:00am 6 Comments

Yesterday the Indiana governor signed the bill passed by their legislature that allows businesses the right to deny service to the homeosexual segment of their state. The so-called valid reason for the law is respecting religious belief. Our country continues to operate like it is still in the Dark Ages. There is certainly going to be lawsuits and probably loss of revenue when organizations decide to hold such things as conventions elsewhere.

Republican dominated Arkansas Legislature At it Again.

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 11:47pm 2 Comments

Today the Arkansas State Senate approved a bill 27-3 to allow a private firm, with private monies, to erect a monument on the Capitol grounds that would display the Xtian Ten Commandments. It now goes to the House. Since our state has been recently abducted by the Republican Party -attorney general, governor, Senate majority, House majority- there has been a plethora of legislation attempting to promote their god and make life hard on the likes of illegal aliens, the poor, college kids,…

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Timbuktu Manuscripts

Posted on March 22, 2015 at 1:48pm 0 Comments

Read an article in Smithsonian about the efforts of a secretive group in the African nation of Mali to rescue the large volume of ancient Arabic manuscripts that resided in Timbuktu. The Islamist insurgents (Al queda ?) who had force-ably taken over the northern territories of Mali were uncomfortable with the existence of the manuscripts. Why? Evidently anyone who studied the manuscripts discovered that the religion of Islam actually supported religious tolerance. It was evident…

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At 12:55pm on February 18, 2015, archaeopteryx said…
I can't get my PM to work, Ed, and haven't been able to since my account was deleted Jan 1-2 - to respond, I will need an email addy --
At 12:44pm on February 18, 2015, archaeopteryx said…
Congratulations, Ed - you are my second "friend," where I once had over 200 before my account was deleted entirely Jan1-2. Since this will appear on your comment will appear on your comment wall, I can't go into detail. I will try PMing you, but since I rejoined, I haven't been able to get PM to work, so I may need you to give me an email address, if you don't receive a PM within the next five minutes.
At 9:06am on November 23, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

I sent you an email Ed...

At 12:23am on August 3, 2014, Tom Sarbeck said…

Napa County is indeed wine country, Ed, as is Sonoma County just to the west.

My dad and his friends made beer and wine during the Prohibition years when we lived in Ohio. He was in the grocery business and I heard him tell people they can make wine from anything that rots. My wife and made wine during our marriage but not from grapes. I now make my own liqueurs.

At 8:54am on July 2, 2014, Seraphina said…

Thanks, Ed!

I'm up the walls with study this week but once my exam is over I intend to be more active in these parts :D


At 2:24am on June 23, 2013, Karl Hanks said…

Thanks Ed!  

At 10:04pm on January 12, 2013, Samuel Cheshire said…

Thanks for the message.  I will definitely check out that book.  I am always looking for a new read.  You seem like you might have a good opinion on this; Do you think that as a race we are de-evolving by catering to the ignorant masses by creating welfare states for people who are too stupid or lazy to do for themselves and then give them tax credits which equates to thousands of dollars just for having children?  This is going to sound really bad, but wouldn't it be better for our species if we neutered anyone with an IQ under say 100?  There are too many people on earth anyway.  Why is it someones human right to reproduce?  I think it should be a privilege that is earned.  Only the best and the brightest should be allowed to carry on their genetic lineage.  Also there should be a strict guidelines and quality requirements for parenting.  I realize this will never happen.  People are to corrupt by nature to use a system like that for good.  Sometimes I think we are all doomed.

At 6:25pm on January 12, 2013, Samuel Cheshire said…

Thanks :) I'm enjoying it already.  It's nice to be able to communicate with people even if every thought is not seen eye to eye.  The internet is full of people trolling and sniping at one another, its good to finally find a place for civil correspondence.

At 6:08pm on January 12, 2013, Samuel Cheshire said…

"Indifference to the needless suffering and plight of the very beings it (god) is supposedly responsible for creating is testament to the convoluted thinking of it's followers. "

I'm sure that it is, but not only followers of a specific ideology but the human race as a whole.  For that matter every species and the whole of nature.   It's a dog eat dog world.  When a lion commits infanticide its not evil its just the natural order of things.  Human beings are fickle emotionally unstable creatures.  For some reason we have the ability to think abstractly and outside of the basic survival instincts if only for a moment or two.  The formation of religions over the coarse of human history was only natural for a creature with this capability in order to reconcile its advanced cognitive status to a deaf playing field.

At 10:41pm on December 7, 2012, Heather Spoonheim said…

I'm surprised we weren't already friends on here.  Anyway, if you don't use a copper bowl then you need to add a little cream of tartar - essentially to drop the PH a little.  You also need to ensure you don't have a single drop or smear of yolk in those whites.  After that it should be easy.

 
 
 

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